A Career in Construction

It seems that everyone around the country and the world wants a piece of the action in Florida. As one of the fastest-growing states in the country, according to the latest Census numbers, Florida is at the epicenter of construction and development. Are you ready to get your own piece of the action in building construction here in Florida? Let it start with an affordable education at Broward College.

The Building Construction Technology program emphasizes hands-on, real-world applications of construction management methods. Your training will be focused on the latest
state-of-the-art techniques as well as the fundamentals. Students in this program develop skills and gain knowledge that prepares them for licensure.

Our various offerings will equip you with the specialized skills needed for immediate employment or job advancement in this industry. This program will accommodate construction workers, estimators, supervisors, as well as those who are just entering the field of construction. Our programs will give you a competitive edge nationwide and in Florida’s construction industry.

Broward College and local industry leaders have collaborated to develop a comprehensive curriculum that addresses the construction industry’s needs in South Florida. Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree, students are able to:

  • Interpret architectural and engineering drawings
  • Estimate project costs
  • Create construction schedules
  • Research and select construction materials
  • Understand construction contracts and laws
  • Apply building codes and other regulations
  • Coordinate with local infrastructure
  • Demonstrate OSHA 30 Construction Industry certification
  • Maintain a construction accounting system
  • Use CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) software
  • Manage a construction project

The student who meets all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science Degree in Building Construction Technology from Broward College is eligible to have their degree counted towards meeting part of the eligibility requirements for the Florida Contractor’s License exam.

Program Details

Choices for All: Construction Career Paths

CERTIFICATE - Building Construction Technology Specialist (6315)

  • Basic management skills including plans interpretation, construction materials, estimating, construction documents, and construction management
  • 18-credit, 7-course program (5 fully online and 2 in-person courses)
  • Program Length: one semester (16 weeks)

6315 leads to 2184

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE - Building Construction Technology (2184)

  • Construction management skills that contribute to the qualification requirements for the Florida Contractor's License exam
  • Designed around the working student, a combination of fully online and in-person classes
  • In-person classes are offered at the Willis Holcombe Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale starting at 6 p.m., weekdays
  • 60-credit, 21-course program (up to 12 available fully online plus 9 required in-person courses)
  • Program length: 2 years

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE - Applied Technology Management (Construction Specialization) (2194B)

  • Provides construction industry apprentices an opportunity to pursue college-level education that is appropriate for management roles and upward mobility in their respective fields
  • Individuals who have completed specific State of Florida registered construction industry apprenticeships receive 27 credits towards this degree
  • 60-credit, 13-course program
  • Program length: 1 year

2184 and 2194B leads to T100

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE - Supervision and Management (T100)

  • A business degree with five potential areas of specialization: Management, Marketing and Sales, Project Management, Human Resources, and Emergency Management Services
  • A follow-up option for students who have previously completed an Associate of Arts or Science degree
  • 60-credit, 20-course program
  • Program length: 2 years

EVEN MORE OPTIONS

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (1010)

  • General education coursework for students seeking to transfer to a bachelor-level Construction Management Program
  • 60-credit program

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • We offer a wide variety of individual in-classroom and online courses
  • Subject areas include business, computing, construction, REVIT software, and Home Inspection Certification among others

CORPORATE RELATIONS

  • Customized workforce training solutions that fit your unique business needs.
  • Grant funds can be used to cover training expenses

Accreditation

Broward College SACSCOC Accreditation Statement

Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.  Broward College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Broward College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

Contact Us

Program Manager
Felix M. Lorenzo
florenzo@broward.edu

Building Construction Technology Department
954-201-7513

Willis Holcombe Center (Downtown)
111 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
4th Floor

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